LUTHER Announces Dates with Smoking Popes, Premieres New Tracks

By on September 29, 2012

Chunksaah Record’s newest rising stars, LUTHER, seem to be popping up everywhere this month. From song premieres on Huffington Post ( and RCRD_LBL ( to a US tour with Timeshares to a Canadian tour with The Bouncing Souls, the indie-rock band is inescapable – which is a very good thing. Their debut full-length, titled Let’s Get you Somewhere Elsecomes out on Chunksaah on October 9, 2012 and is now available for pre-order at: It was recorded and produced by The Bouncing Soul’s guitarist Pete Steinkopf in his Little Eden Studio and mastered by Nick Zampiello and Rob Gonnella at New Alliance East (Torche, Against Me!, Piebald).
For a band that’s been around less than two years, Philadelphia’s Luther certainly has some impressive fans. The band has being asked to play at Hot Water Music’s record release show, done summer and fall tours with The Bouncing Souls, opened shows for Braid, The Smoking Popes and Dead to Me in their hometown, and most recently have announced that they will tour with The Smoking Popes again in November (tour dates below). 

All 11 songs on Let’s Get You Somewhere Else buzz with a upbeat, driving momentum, calling to mind The Get Up Kids, Samiam, Jimmy Eat World and Hüsker Dü but stamped with an updated indie-rock edge that cements the sound as firmly Luther’s own. The jangly, suspenseful build-up of album opener “The Concrete Sound” which premiered on RCRD_LBL, the noodling guitars and anthemic chorus of “A Quiet Stretch of Weather” and the undeniably catchy “The Glory Bees” (premiered on Huffington Post) are just a handful of the songs on this debut that demonstrate why Luther has so quickly gained the esteem of those who influenced their sound.
Their debut EP Siblings & Sevens was heralded by AMP Magazineas “one of the best records of 2011”, with Altsounds saying “Luther have an endearing charm… the seeds are definitely planted for the future.” Over a year later with several national tours under their belt it seems that the future is now for the band with the release of Let’s Get You Somewhere Else. Luther is currently touring North America, including a Canadian tour with Chunksaah labelmates The Bouncing Souls and Dave Hause this fall (all tour dates below).
Luther is Phil Warner (Vocals/Guitar), Andy Clarke (Drums), Nick Harris (Vocals/Guitar), and Greg Karlowitsch (Bass).

* = shows are with TIMESHARES
%= shows are with STATIC RADIO & THE ARTERIES
+= shows are with SMOKING POPES 

Sep 25: Blackhawk Room (Moline, IL) *
Sep 26: Township (Chicago, IL) *
Sep 27: The Globe Theater (Kalamazoo, MI) *
Sep 28: Now That’s Class (Cleveland, OH) *
Sep 29: 222 Ormsby (Pittsburgh, PA) *
Sep 30: The Oneonta House (Oneonta, NY)*
Oct 1: Charlie’s Kitchen (Boston, MA)
Oct 3: Foufounes Electriques (Montreal, QC) #
Oct 4: Le Cercle (Quebec City, QC) #
Oct 5: Ritual (Ottawa, ON) #
Oct 6: Lee’s Palace (Toronto, ON) #
Oct 7: Call The Office (London, ON) #
Oct 10: Republik (Calgary, AB) #
Oct 11: Republik (Calgary, AB) #
Oct 12: Starlite Room (Edmonton, AB) #
Oct 19: The Fire (Philadelphia, PA) %
Oct 20: Asbury Lanes (Asbury Park, NJ) % 

Oct 21: The Camel (Richmond, VA) %
Oct 22: Motorco Music Hall (Durham, NC) %
Oct 23: Under the Couch (Atlanta, GA) %
Oct 24: Will’s Pub (Orlando, FL) %
Oct 25: Transitions Art Gallery (Tampa, FL) %
Oct 26: FEST 11 (Gainesville, FL)
Oct 27: FEST 11 (Gainesville, FL)
Oct 28: FEST 11 (Gainesville, FL)
Nov 4. 2012: Hi Dive (Denver, CO) +
Nov 5: Urban Lounge (Salt Lake City, UT) +
Nov 7: Slim’s (San Francisco, CA) +
Nov 8: Troubadour (Los Angeles, CA) +
Nov 9: Soda Bar (San Diego, CA) +
Nov 10: Sail Inn (Tempe, AZ) +
Nov 12: Red 7 (Austin, TX) +
Nov 13: Fitzgerald’s (Houston, TX) +


Author: DaveHHM

Dave Luttrull: Owner/Editor in Chief of Hellhound Music. Star Wars nerd, Gamer, Destiny homer, blogger, writer and lover of all things music.